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Jurassic

of, denoting, or formed in the second period of the Mesozoic era, between the Triassic and Cretaceous periods, lasting for 55 million years during which dinosaurs and ammonites flourished
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Jurassic

[jə′ras·ik]
(geology)
Also known as Jura.
The second period of the Mesozoic era of geologic time.
The corresponding system of rocks.
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Back in the Jurassic era, they could monetise news and monetise audiences at the same time.
* look at the flora and fauna of the Earth's different geologic eras, including the Jurassic era, the age of the dinosaurs.
MENA said that the well, named Zain 1, had a depth of 17,000 feet in a layer of earth dating to the Jurassic era in IPR's concession area, 130 km southwest of the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria.
They investigate, only to be attacked by a ferocious Jurassic era utahraptor.
If so, the Hudson Catholic Green Wave found itself playing by Jurassic Era rules yesterday as the Valley Tech Beavers mauled the visitors, 34-0, during their annual Turkey Day game at Valley Tech's Postma Field.
During the Jurassic era, several kinds of ginkgo dominated temperate forests over most of the planet (dinosaurs knew these trees well).
The 95-mile stretch represents 185 million years of Earth's history with rocks dating back to the Jurassic era and beyond.
Ashley's index fossil--a tiny shellfish called an arthropod--told experts whatever they found nearby would probably still be from the Jurassic era. "It helped us identify what geologic time frame we were working within," said Ty.
As evolutionary holdovers from the Jurassic era more than 135 million years ago, stomatopods have spawned more than 350 modern species, ranging in length from half an inch to more than 1 foot.
These slender animals, which fed on fast-moving prey such as squid and small fish, lived during the Jurassic era in shallow seas and lagoons in what is now Germany.
On studying the shape of the tracks, orientation of the toes, and size of claws, the team established the prints belonged to two animals from the Middle Jurassic era (164 to 174 million years ago) - long-necked Sauropods that stood nearly 7-feet tall and rare three-toed theropods which were just as big and the older cousin of the much famous Tyrannosaurus rex aka T.
Set within four acres of cleverly designed landscape made to look like the Jurassic era, the Lost Kingdom is a dizzying spectacle for children.